Rami Malek Dedicated His Golden Globe Win To Freddie Mercury
Rami Malek looked truly blown away when he accepted his Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama award.
It's not hard to imagine why, considering he beat the likes of Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Lucas Hedges and John David Washington to get the gong for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in the Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
After the initial shock of the win settled in while he was on stage, the 37-year-old, LA-born actor did what everyone does at a ceremony like this does and thanked a bunch of people involved in the project.
But Malek closed out his speech by thanking and dedicating his award to the man he played on screen.
He said: "Thank you to Freddie Mercury for giving me the joy of a lifetime. I love you, you beautiful man. This is for and because of you, gorgeous."
Rami also paid tribute to the other members of Queen, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor, who he sat with for the glitzy ceremony. He thanked them 'for ensuring that authenticity and inclusivity exists in music and in the world and all of us'.
Following his impressive win, all eyes were set on the Best Picture Award, which coincidentally also went to coincidentally also went to Bohemian Rhapsody..
Executive producers Graham King and Jim Beach accepted the award, telling the crowd, much in the same way Malek did, what Mercury and the iconic band he fronted meant to them.
"The power of movies is that it brings us all together," he said.
"Freddie Mercury and Queen did that so successfully through their music and that's what we always wanted to accomplish in the cinemas. To see that magic come alive and to see the incredible response of this film has been truly humbling to everyone."
They praised Malek for his embodiment of Freddie and his dedication to the role, finishing their speech by saying: "And finally to Freddie Mercury, thank you for showing us the power of embracing your true self. This one is for you. Thank you so much."
Malek not only received praise from the entertainment industry for his role but also from members in Queen.
Brian May recently told the Press Association: "He inhabited Freddie to the point where we even started to think of him as Freddie. Really remarkable."
The two big awards of the night going to Bohemian Rhapsody was a surprise to some who thought A Star is Born was going to clean up on the night.
The film, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, was nominated for five awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, but ended up taking home Best Original Song for 'Shallow'.
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